Latest news and insights from various sources relating to UN Sustainable Development Goals.

GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Offered in Sweden

Sustainable Tourism Training, Stockholm, Sweden From January 18-20, 2019, a 3-day training class of the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) was offered in Stockholm, Sweden. The training was attended by 18 participants from the ecotourism program at Österlens Folkhögskola, an adult education institution in Tomelilla, Sweden. The training was led by GSTC Trainer […]

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Tourism Vancouver Joins GSTC

December 2018 – Tourism Vancouver has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a municipal destination member. Tourism Vancouver is a destination marketing organization and business association representing approximately 1,000 members in tourism and related industries/activities. “We are very pleased to welcome the Tourism Vancouver to GSTC,” says Randy Durband, GSTC CEO. “We […]

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TTG Asia Editor’s Pick: Where is sustainability in travel & tourism headed? – by Randy Durband, GSTC CEO

TTG Asia Editor’s Pick: Where is sustainability in travel & tourism headed? – by Randy Durband, GSTC CEO What is sustainable tourism? How sustainable is travel and tourism? I’m asked these questions constantly in my leadership role at Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). To the first, our view at GSTC is that “sustainability is a […]

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Talking Point: Can we really source sustainable interiors?

With more hotels moving towards sustainable practice, ethical tourism and environmentally friendly sourcing, it is important to maintain a comprehensive approach to environmentalism, says Liam O’Donnell, director of Valdivian Furniture. It can often be tricky to maintain a legitimate sustainable stance when dealing with suppliers and sourcing, creating supply chain complexities and weakening the green […]

Talking Point: Can white weddings go green?

Hotels and hospitality venues hoping to gain a larger slice of the £10 billion UK wedding market should be going “green” – as more and more couples, increasingly aware of environmental challenges impacting the planet, move away from a traditional white wedding day. Wedding consultant Kelly Chandler explains how. Whether hoteliers are in New York, […]